Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It is critical to our young children that the real information about brain development is known and understood. There is still too much that is not common knowledge. I am continuously amazed by the number of adults that still do not know that the AAP recommends no TV (DVD's) before the age of two.  This recommendation came out in 1999! 

Yesterday I read this finding in a valuable report put together from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood , "56% of parents of young children believe that baby videos are good for child development."

So the BRAIN Insight to share this week is important for creating the awareness of all that really IS good for the development of young brains. Let's change this statistic to: "0% of parents believe that baby videos are good for child development."

Have you sent in your nomination? 

There are many terrific programs and agencies already nominated from all over the world! I invite you to nominate programs, schools, organizations, or agencies that would benefit from a donated brain activity packet in either English or Spanish. 

The winner for the donation from Week #8 is below!

Following is the Week #8 BRAIN insight to share:


Brains Require All Investing Now
A BRAIN Insight to share ~ Week #9
Optimal learning and healthy development occurs only through exploration and interaction with people and real objects.


 Let's make this common knowledge! 
To share this brain fact just cut and paste or use the the share button!
  • You can simply post the insight on social network sites 
  • You can also include the fact in organizational literature or newsletters, add to your signature on your e-mail, post on a bulletin board and implement it into what you do each week.
  • Additionally each week, e-mail the BRAIN Insight to 5 people you know. Encourage each person to share it with 5 people they know. If each person shares with 5 people each week... we will finally have EVERYONE knowing this incredibly important information!  
Enjoy contributing to make this common knowledge!!
 Spreading Brain Development Even Further .... Click here to send the name of a program, agency, school, organization or business that will benefit from a brain development packet. I will draw a name and donate a brain activity packet 
in the name of the person making the recommendation each week!!

The WINNER for WEEK #8:
Maternal/Infant Support program of the Dickinson-Iron Health Dept. Kingsford, MI
A brain development packet for the age of their choice will be donated in the name of :   Cherie Fila     
THANK YOU to all that are participating the initiative already! Tell everyone you know about the difference we can make!

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